The local infrastructure of Horam (doctors, schools, etc.) are already oversubscribed and cannot cope with more people
Horam and Wealden District have experienced considerable growth in recent years. We understand this puts pressure on local services and infrastructure, which often take a while to adapt to and catch up with demand, and that this is frustrating for residents.
House building is extremely effective in stimulating the economy, and new people do bring greater investment and growth in services and infrastructure. In terms of calculating the economic benefits of development, a study undertaken on behalf of the UK Contractors Group found that a £1 investment in construction results in £2.84 in terms of benefits to the wider economy.
Additionally, as it stands, our project will generate an estimated New Homes Bonus of about £180k and additional Council Tax of over £260k in the six years after completion. This, alongside any Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) contributions, is an important funding source which can be used by the Council to improve existing infrastructure including roads, education and the provision of healthcare that will benefit Horam.